self-will
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
self-will
es; n. (?) Self-will, one's own will, free-will Be ðám ðe beóþ hyra sylfwilles (sua sponte ) gefullode, L. Ecg. C. 17, tit. ; Th. ii. 128, 30. Be selfwille ultro, Wrt. Voc. ii. 73, 27. Getǽc mé sumne mann ðara ðe ðé gesǽlegost þince and on his selfwille sý swíðost gewiten who most has had things his own way, Bt. 11. 1; Fox 32, 16. Gif ðú ne wilt wirde steóran ac on selfwille sígan lǽtest if thou wilt not guide fate, but lettest her go at her own will, Met. 4, 50. [Cf. O. H. Ger. (pí) selpwillin sponte, ultro; Icel. með, at sjálfvilja of one's own will.] v. self-willes.
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